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USOC decision: City 2, Colorado Constitution 0

Friday, September 17, 2010

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More than a year ago, attorney Lindsay Fischer appealed Judge Scott Sells’ decision that affirmed the legality of the city’s deal with the U. S. Olympic Committee. As some may remember, the deal called for the city to issue $38 million in so-called “certificates of participation,” to be secured by (in effect) mortgaging a fire […]

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TABOR, the Constitution and the Kingdom of Colorado Springs

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Colleen O’Connor reported this morning in the Denver Post that Herb Fenster, a prominent Boulder attorney, plans to sue the state over TABOR, claiming that the 1992 Douglas Bruce initiative, which extensively amended the Colorado Constitution is itself unconstitutional. “His lawsuit,” O’Connor wrote,“ will argue that TABOR deprives the state legislature of its power to tax […]

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No ‘poena’ in subpoena

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Last Friday, the Colorado Springs Independent Ethics Commission asked Central Bancorp CEO Ron Johnson to provide a list of all individuals whom he believes possess relevant information about the conflict of interest allegations that Johnson has made concerning Mayor Lionel Rivera. In a reply dated June 19, consisting of 15 rambling pages of often-turgid prose, […]

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Now what, Mr. Mayor?

Friday, June 12, 2009

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It’s not often that you have the privilege of witnessing history.  Today’s hearing of the city’s Independent Ethics Commission might, in retrospect, become a defining moment in the city’s history. After veteran Springs attorney Lindsay Fischer, who has practiced law in Colorado Springs for 45 years, made his presentation on behalf of his client, Central Bancorp […]

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